Fabrice Muamba has paid tribute to the doctors and paramedics who helped save his life.
The former Bolton Wanderers player collapsed suddenly during a match against Tottenham Hotspur in March.
Appearing at a BBC awards ceremony recorded in July, he said his recovery would be a "long process" and praised the paramedics who saved him.
Muamba has just announced his retirement from professional football.
The BBC 999 Awards, celebrating the heroic acts people perform on a daily basis, is broadcast on Thursday 16 August at 8:00pm on BBC One.